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India Pale Ale - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sponberg on 08-13-2002

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2.27/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Taste nothing like an IPA. Some sort of disguised lager...

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2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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1.4/5  rDev -55.3%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of dextermcgurk
2.72/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of mountainzen
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of tappangordo
3.1/5  rDev -1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The Davidson IPA was my least favorite of their beers I drank this weekend. It's more like a sweet American pale, not quite hoppy enough, and definitely not as dry as I like them to be. It looks fine, frothy but thin white head on a clean looking brassy golden beer with good carbonation. It smells more malt driven than the style really allows for, and the grassy vegetal hops lack balancing bitterness. The beer us fresh though, and not detectably flawed, I just think the recipe us overly safe and lack ambition and definition, but I still happily drank a number if these in one go. The sweetness gets a little filling, but the beer isn't bad, just forgettable.

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3.3/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.48/5  rDev +11.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.64/5  rDev +16.3%

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2/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev +27.8%

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1.44/5  rDev -54%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +26.2%

A) 3.65 Lovely clear orangery amber with a clean off white head that rises up quite a bit. Pretty firm and it keeps the beer covered as I drink. Gentle carbonation rising up.

S) 3.75 A firm malt backbone that displays caramel and toffee as well as a warm dinner rolls. A lift edge of alcohol and hops that show earth and mild pine. There is a flow of butterscotch and tea leaf that mixes in the alcohol.

T) 3.75 Light malt core serves up toffee and quickly moves back to present a healthy melange of dry, astringent hops that leaves the mouth clean and mildly puckered. Butterscotch is the bridge from malt to hops and offers up yeast esters of light papaya. Toasted malt combines with the yeast to bring faint coconut before the leafy hop bouquet starts. It is quickly followed by a sharper, dry, and mildly abrasive hop oil presence that envelopes the finish and remains lightly lingering and coating my mouth.

M) 4.0 Light and supple on the tongue it is delightfully quaffable, Mild carbonation brings touches of cream and velvet. Quenching swallow makes me want more.

O) 4.0 I understand why this is rated so poorly as it is an English IPA categorized as an American. Seen in its proper light this is a delicious and flavorful beer with lots of charter and nuance. A great slaker of thirst and excellent version of the style. I for one will have another.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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India Pale Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.